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Ducks nip Badgers…Alabama takes Citrus Bowl…Georgia, Minnesota get bowl wins…Don Larsen dies

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Justin Herbert scored his third rushing touchdown of the day on a thrilling 30-yard run with 7:41 to play, pushing seventh-ranked Oregon to a 28-27 victory over No. 11 Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl. Brady Breeze returned the first of his two fumble recoveries 31 yards for an early touchdown and used the second to set up Herbert’s go-ahead TD and help the Ducks finish 12-2. Jonathan Taylor rushed for 94 yards for the Badgers, who lost despite controlling the ball for over 38 minutes and outgaining the Ducks, 322-204.

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Mac Jones threw for three touchdowns and ninth-ranked Alabama capped an 11-2 season by blasting No. 17 Michigan, 35-16 in the Citrus Bowl. Jerry Jeudy (JOO’-dee) became the first Alabama player to top 200 receiving yards in a bowl game as he accounted for six receptions for 204 yards and a TD. DeVonta Smith and Miller Forristall added touchdown grabs while the Crimson Tide outscored the Wolverines, 21-0 in the second half.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The aerial duo of Jake Fromm and George Pickens led fifth-ranked Georgia’s offense in a Sugar Bowl victory over No. 7 Baylor, 26-14. Fromm completed 20 of his 30 passes for 250 yards and two touchdowns. Pickens was busy while catching 12 passes for 175 yards and a touchdown as the Bulldogs finished the season 12-2. Matt Landers also had a scoring grab and Zamir White ran for 92 yards and a score.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — No. 16 Minnesota earned a 31-24 victory over ninth-ranked Auburn in the Outback Bowl as Tyler Johnson had 12 receptions for 204 yards and two touchdowns. Johnson became the Golden Gophers’ career leader in receiving yards while Tanner Morgan completed 19 of 29 passes for 278 yards, two scores and one interception. Receiver Seth Green tossed a 1-yard touchdown pass to Bryce Witham on fourth-and-inches midway through the second quarter.

NEW YORK (AP) — Former major league pitcher Don Larsen has died at age 90 of esophageal cancer while in hospice care in Idaho, according to his agent. Larsen is the only author of a perfect game in World Series history, doing it against the Brooklyn Dodgers while throwing just 97 pitches in Game 5 of the 1956 Fall Classic. He was 81-91 with a 3.78 ERA for seven major league teams from 1993-67, winning a career-high 11 games for the ’56 Yankees.

UNDATED (AP)–David Stern, who spent 30 years as the NBA’s commissioner and oversaw its growth into a global power, has died. He was 77. The league says Stern died Wednesday after suffering a brain hemorrhage Dec. 12. Stern had been involved with the NBA for nearly two decades before becoming commissioner in 1984. By the time he left in 2014, a league that had struggled for a foothold had grown into a more than $5 billion a year industry and become perhaps the world’s most popular sport after soccer.

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